I believe the science, and have witnessed the differences in our daily lives. We need incentives to use renewable energy, transition away from fossil-fuel dependence, and to protect the environment.
This is a huge issue for many in our district. I want to work with local governments, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders to make state government part of the solution.
AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE HEALTH CARE & PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
The Corona Virus demonstrates why healthcare needs to be accessible to everyone. Helping the neediest in our communities benefits everyone in the long term.
HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION
I strongly support public education, and believe that public funds should never be used (directly, or indirectly) for religious schools.
I believe we rely too much on property taxes, and that we need to explore other progressive revenue sources. I also believe that those who have benefitted the most from our society, should contribute the most to our society.
I strongly support keeping public lands in public hands. But, that is not enough. We need to be certain there is adequate funding [federal, and state] to properly manage these tremendous resources.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
We all benefit from legislation and public policy that promote equality and diversity.
I strongly support reproductive freedom in our state.
PROTECT LOCAL AGRICULTURE
We need to protect local agriculture to help make our food, housing, and environmental policies more sustainable.